Swedish Air Force Gripen Gets Cobra Helmet-Mounted Display
The Cobra HMD system has been tested on the Gripen since 2005 and has already been ordered by the South African Air Force. The agreement will enable the HMD system to be integrated into Swedish Air Force Gripen fighters and be delivered progressively.
The HMD displays data directly onto the helmet visor, allowing the pilot to stay ‘heads-up’ at crucial points in the mission. The Cobra is a binocular system that displays both air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons symbology, as well as basic flight data.
The helmet and display system have been developed by BAE Systems, the mask by G4, the helmet tracking system by Denel Optronics of South Africa and the display symbology by Saab.